Samuel Langhorne Clemens – November 30, 1835-April 21, 1910

Mark Twain Happy Birthday Mark Twain, an American author and humorist.  Mark Twain was a marketing genius, he stipulated in his will that his autobiography remain unpublished for 100 years after his death, and so it did. In November 2010, one hundred years after his death, the first volume of his autobiography is flying off the shelves. My little blog cannot begin to do this great man justice. I…

Black Friday Kindness

Energy in a cup. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. From what I saw on television, Black Friday was a hit. Personally, I’d rather sleep in and wake up to a bold cup of coffee. While I did start my Christmas shopping later in the day, I noticed that the people I met were very friendly. People were holding doors open for others, smiling, laughing, and were…

Thankful Thursday.

So, let’s see…. what am I thankful for today? My kids, yes, that’s it, the miracle babies. Yes, I beat infertility and I’m now celebrating life with my 10 year old twins, oh yes, my husband, who, BTW almost never complains about anything, just takes it as it comes.  Woof, my two doggies, yes they are the best, they make me laugh…

A chore-free holiday season.

Forbidden tasks. This Holiday Season I plan on hanging out around the egg- nog bowl and goodie table chatting it up with family.  Cleaning, washing and ironing are not in fashion for me in 2010. This year clean clothes will come at a premium for my family, you want ‘em, you wash ‘em. If anything gets cleaned, it will resemble the smart cookie in the photo below…

Reviving the 1970’s

I just can’t understand why my kids wouldn’t want me to show up at their elementary school styling in some 70’s clothes. After all wasn’t that the era of bell bottoms, platform shoes and leisure suits? I always thought bell bottoms were fair to every body type, no matter how big you were in the bottom, that severe taper and then the…

Somedays I feel like Darth Vader.

One for each school day. A photo of me. My kids have that effect on me, you know those days you’re constantly yelling out  orders and threats. Is anyone listening? Does Mommy have to dress in all black to get your attention? I do kinda dig the light sabers!                 You don’t…